Deep inside the jungle of Sumatra

Deep inside the jungle of Sumatra 1650 , 10 Days

This unforgettable journey will take you deep in the jungle of Sumatra - one of the richest and most diverse tropical forests in the world. We offer you the possibility to really experience what is like to live in the jungle, which is why we don’t leave it for 5 straight days, spending each night in a tent camp. There will be some amazing food cooked on fire and our shower will be the river. All this is sandwiched between playing with orangutans in the beginning and bathing some elephants, towards the end of your journey.

We will visit Bukit Lawang, which is an orangutan rehabilitation center, where formerly captive apes are re-introduced into the wild. The village looks like the free living community Mougly (from the Jungle Book) sees when nearing the humans, after spending all of his life in the jungle. It is on a river, it is surrounded by life and its ecologically mindful.

Another place we will visit is Tangkahan which is the hidden paradise of Sumatra, with its clean rivers, waterfalls, amazing flora, weaving around the rope bridges. There, we will help the locals wash and feed an elephant. Tangkahan is another great example on how community based ecotourism can stop illegal logging, improve livelihood, and develop a sense of pride amongst the locals. In the end we get to contribute and plant a few trees.


Day 1. Medan
Upon arrival at the airport in Medan, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel. You will have some time to freshen up, before joining the group for a trip briefing. We will then enjoy a delicious welcome dinner, introducing you to Indonesian cuisine and the Orangutan Adventure Trekking team. -/-/D
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2. Medan - Bukit Lawang
After breakfast we head to Bukit Lawang. On the way we will have the opportunity to stop at several rubber and palm oil plantations to witness first hand the impact these plantations have on the natural landscapes. We will also visit a traditional Sumatran village at Kuala before arriving at Bukit Lawang and checking into our hotel. After a short rest at the hotel, start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return to hotel. Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also walking  to the village around the hotel. B/-/-
Accommodation: Ecolodge Cottage

Day 3. Bukit Lawang - Landak river
After an early breakfast we start our jungle expedition from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan.We begin the trek via the gate of Leuser National park, about 10 minutes walking from the hotel until arrive at the gate of Leuser National park. We start trekking deeper into the jungle accompanied by local guide. During the trek there is the possibility to see an incredible variety of local flora and fauna including several varieties of birds, monkeys, wild pigs, and wild orchids.Today’s trek will be a challenging 6 hours on undulating terrain in hot and humid conditions. In the evening we will arrive at the Landak River where our guides will prepare the tent for the night and prepare a delicious campfire dinner. In the evening we may hear the sound of the local night animals. B/L/D
Accommodation: Tent

Day 4. Landak river - Aras pinang
After enjoying camp breakfast prepared by our guide, we press on deeper into the jungle, crossing several small rivers. Today is another tough 6 hour trek but will be rewarded with the incredible scenery of the North Sumatran jungle. In the afternoon we arrive at Aras Pinang and set up camp on the bank of the river. B/L/D
Accommodation: Tent

Day 5. Aras pinang - Kerapu river
After a jungle breakfast prepared by our guide we begin another day of trekking around 6 hours in the direction of Kerapu River. Today’s trek will be challenging as we climb and descend several hills but we may have the opportunity to spot more wild monkeys, birds and if we are lucky, we might see a wild Orangutan. We arrive at Kerapu River and spend the night in a tent or temporary shelter. B/L/D
Accommodation: Tent or temporary shelter

Day 6. Kerapu river - Musam river
After breakfast we continue trekking to Musam River on an adventurous route through the heart of the jungle. After approximately 6 hours of tough trekking, we will arrive at our temporary camp built near Musam River. B/L/D
Accommodation: temporary Camp or Tent

Day 7. Musam river - Tangkahan
Today we begin the final leg of our trek towards Tangkahan,. The tracking will start by passing jungle and emerge from the jungle and pass through several plantations and villages, after about two hours walking we will be picked up by jeep (4 wheels drive at Seroja Plantation and then drive to Tangkahan by 4 wheels drive.. On arrival at Tangkahan, we will check into our hotel for a much earned shower and rest after completing the trek. In the evening we will have the opportunity to join our local trekking crew for a farewell dinner with special traditional cuisine to thank them for the incredible support offered throughout the trek. B/-/-
Accommodation: Guest House

Day 8. Exploring Tangkahan
After spending the past 5 days exploring the incredible natural environment of Sumatra, today we will experience how the Sumatran wildlife and local villagers live side by side. We will have the opportunity to experience on washing and feed the elephant and see how valuable these animals are in so many aspects of life in the jungle and around huge river systems.We will then jump in a tube for a tubing trip down the river to see the jungle from an entirely different view. After trekking for so many days it is nice to be pulled along in the gentle currents of the river. After lunch we will have the opportunity to visit a local school and meet the kids. B/-/-
Accommodation: Guest House

Day 9. Visit rainforest rescue rehabilitation project
After an early start, we will transfer by bus to the Gunung Leseur National Park Rainforest Rehabilitation project. We will spend a few hours here witnessing the rehabilitation program that your fundraising has helped to fund. You will also have the opportunity to plant a tree and personally contribute towards the regeneration of Sumatra’s rainforest, and the Orangutan’s natural habitat. In the afternoon we transfer back to the Orangutan Information Centre in Medan for an information session on the project you have just visited. Being our last night in Sumatra, tonight we will enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner. B/L/D
Accommodation:Hotel

Day 10. Departure
Today you will have a free morning to spend a few final hours exploring Medan before transferring to Medan International Airport for your afternoon flight home. B/-/-


Price Includes:
Accommodation based on twin sharing room
Air condition tourist coach
mentioned food (B- Breakfast,L - Lunch,D - Dinner)
English speaking tour guide
Camping equipment (tent & mattress)
Local guide for trekking + Cook + Porter to carry camping equipment
Elephant washing + elephant feeding at Tangkahan,Walking / trekking in the jungle of Tangkahan
Tubing at Tangkahan
Permit for National park
Entrance fee
Jeep drive from Seroja Plantation to Tangkahan.

Not Included:
Air fare
airport taxes
insurance
porter to carry customer personal stuff (backpack etc)
elephant riding at Tangkahan
camera permit at national park and all personal gratuities
donations
tips

Additional Services:
Price is for 4 peoples group. Price for 2 :on request


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Deep inside the jungle of Sumatra (Rated 4.76 / 5 Based on 135 Reviews.)
Price
1650 EUR
Duration
10 Days
Single Supplement
300 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Exch. rate 19.12 0.917

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Most of you, who are used to walking/cycling during a long weekend, will be in condition to cope with a tour of this level. You should be in a good health condition. We have successive days of longer and more difficult walking and days of lighter walking/cycling. Some parts of the day routes are done at a higher altitude. The paths are in good condition. We walk/cycle for 5/7h a day.

Most of you, who are used to walking/cycling during a long weekend, will be in condition to cope with a tour of this level. You should be in a good health condition. We have successive days of longer and more difficult walking and days of lighter walking/cycling. Some parts of the day routes are done at a higher altitude. The paths are in good condition. We walk/cycle for 5/7h a day.

Group Size
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